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23 Photos That Prove Prince George and Princess Charlotte Are Best Friends

Royal siblings that play together, stay together.
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At just six and four years old, respectively, Prince George and Princess Charlotte have already proven to be quite a pair. As the two older children of Kate Middleton and Prince William (the third, one-year-old Prince Louis, will catch up soon), George and Charlotte share an extremely unusual childhood, and it seems to have strengthened their bond. "They are close in age, and they spend so much time together," a source recently told People. "Playdates [with outsiders] can be tricky, so they learn to lean on each other."

Here, 23 photos that show just how close these royal siblings are.

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September 5, 2019

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Princess Charlotte joined her brother this year at Thomas's Battersea, a private elementary school in London. To mark the occasion, Kensington Palace released this photo of the two of them on their first day of school.

August 8, 2019

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George (back left) and Charlotte (center) went to watch their parents compete at a charity regatta, and had plenty of fun on the sidelines.

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July 10, 2019

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While their father was taking part in a charity polo match, George and Charlotte enjoyed some snacks in the family car.

July 10, 2019

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The duo was also seen playing together on the sidelines, while Kate tended to their younger sibling.

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July 10, 2019

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For a while, they even busted out a soccer ball. (George is reportedly a fan of the sport, and even wore a soccer jersey in one of his sixth birthday portraits.)

June 8, 2019

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Charlotte seemed more excited about watching the Trooping the Colour parade from the Buckingham Palace balcony than her older brother, but George still hung out with his sister as they waved to the crowd.

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June 8, 2019

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Before they went out on the Buckingham Palace balcony, George, Charlotte, and Louis watched their family members take part in a carriage procession from a palace window.

May 19, 2019

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This summer, the Duchess of Cambridge designed a kid-friendly garden for the Chelsea Flower Show. Before it opened to the public, her kids had a chance to take it for a spin, and George and Charlotte spent some time together by the creek.

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June 10, 2018

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While on the sidelines of a charity polo match, George and Charlotte goofed around with Savannah Phillips, another young member of the royal family.

June 10, 2018

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The pair inspected some toy handcuffs at the match, with Charlotte sitting in her mother's lap.

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July 21, 2017

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Charlotte and George received presents on the family's official visit to Poland and Germany.

July 17, 2017

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The royal siblings looked out of the plane window together, after touching down at the Warsaw airport.

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June 17, 2017

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George and Charlotte enjoyed the spectacle of 2017's Trooping the Colour parade.

May 20, 2017

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The young royals were in the wedding party for Pippa Middleton and James Matthews's nuptials. Here, they play with their baskets ahead of the ceremony.

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May 20, 2017

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Charlotte helpfully handed her brother some flowers before they entered the church.

October 1, 2016

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An official got down on Charlotte and George's level, as the royal family prepared to board a seaplane in Victoria, Canada.

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September 29, 2016

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The royal kids had fun with a clownfish-shaped bubble machine at a children's party for military families, during their royal tour of Canada.

September 24, 2016

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As the family arrived at Victoria Airport in Canada for the royal tour, and George tugged on his sister's dress to get her attention.

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June 11, 2016

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Kate bent down so Charlotte and George could spend some time together at Trooping the Colour. (It was Charlotte's first year watching the parade from the balcony, and she wasn't quite big enough to stand up on her own.)

March 3, 2016

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The royal family shared a photo of their kids smiling together (in full snow bunny gear) from a vacation to the French Alps as their annual Christmas card.

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December 18, 2015

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The Cambridge family's 2015 Christmas portrait featured a very content Charlotte and George, side by side.

July 5, 2015

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Prince George peeked at his sister on the way to her Christening.

June 6, 2015

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In the first-ever official photo of Charlotte, her older brother is holding her.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

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*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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